History Notes: The Music of Washington’s World2019-02-05T20:47:48+00:00
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History Notes: The Music of Washington's World

Students discover the music of Pre-Revolutionary America that reflects the Colonists’ growing revolt against the tyranny of England as well as the traditional songs of African slaves. They hear music written about George Washington as well as learn the music that George Washington would have heard on the battlefields and in the ballroom.

Our student hosts travel to such 18th century sites as Gadsby’s Tavern for an 18th century ball and a conversation with General Washington; Pohick Church to hear 18th century hymns sung by the West Potomac High School Colonial Singers; and Mount Vernon where the United States Army Old Guard demonstrates music as a form of communication on the battlefields of the American Revolution. Also, the Virginia Chamber Orchestra will perform concert music popular in Washington's time. Historians David Hildebrand and Larry Earl help students get a new understanding of 18th century America revealed through music.

SECTION II:

Music in the Home   > VIEW
Slave Music   > VIEW
Music for Worship  > VIEW

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES:

The Virginia Chamber Orchestra - Water Music by George Fredric Handel > VIEW
David and Ginger Hildebrand > VIEW
The Colonial Singers from West Potomac High School > VIEW
Slave Songs performed by Larry Earl Jr., Christina Lane and Willie Wright > VIEW
The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps > VIEW

DOWNLOAD STUDY GUIDES IN PDF FORMAT

Lesson Plans by Debra Lindsay
(grades 4-7, adaptable for grade 8)

Lesson Plans
Lesson Materials
"Air" From Water Music Lesson

Lesson Plans by Cynthia Carlton
(grades 6-9, adaptable for grade 5)

Lesson Plans
Choral Score for Chester
Crossword Puzzle
Double Puzzle
JW Pepper
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